One of the silver linings of the rise of the omicron COVID variant is that those infected with omicron seem to experience a milder form of the disease. Yet, doctors and medical researchers remind us that even a mild case of COVID often can result in some long-term side effects. Now, new research suggests brain damage could be one of those “long-haul” symptoms of even a minor case of COVID. 

A new study from Yale University researchers looked into how mice reacted to a COVID-19 infection and what happened to their brains.

  • In mild infections, there was “some significant damage in the cells of the brain,” Dr. Akiko Iwasaki, an immunologist with the Yale School of Medicine, told NBC Connecticut.
  • “This means that even a mild respiratory infection could lead to neurological symptoms; that’s based on the damage that we see,” he said.

As far back as October 2020, experts began to express worry over the COVID-19 symptom called “brain fog” when COVID-19 survivors started to complain of headaches and memory loss after infection. Iwasaki said the hope is for researchers to learn more about how long COVID-19 symptoms start and why people will suffer long-term brain damage from a mild infection.

For years now, researchers have been analyzing the link between COVID-19 and the disease’s effects on the brain.

  • One study published in the medical journal JAMA Network Open in October 2021 found that memory loss and brain fog are common symptoms of COVID so-called “long haulers.”.
  • A separate study — published in the medical journal Lancet Psychiatry in April 2021 — found that about one-quarter of COVID-19 survivors were diagnosed with neurological or psychological conditions within six months of their original COVID-19 infections.
5 thoughts on “New Study Links Marijuana Use to Decreased Judgment”
  1. What a BS article! The content has no relevance to the title. Pathetic journalism, it is what we all have come to expect from the media. Thank you for proving that belief to be the truth.

  2. No wonder so many Americans are such idiots!!!!
    No wonder progressive dems are pushing to legalize it.

  3. Yeah I believe that brain fog results from smoking too much weed. This is not you daddy’s weed anymore this stuff is potent. We’ll see the results in a few years when stoners can’t remember how to open an already open door. I’m not a puritan but I never did like weed. I saw the results in other people and did not want to go down that road.

  4. I am confused. . . the word marijuana was not even mentioned in the article accept in the title. It was studies on the effects of covid-19 and the brain. Is it possible the actual studies, which you didn’t provide links for, mentioned it? Or was this click bait?

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